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Wapato is a city in Yakima County, in the Yakima metro area.
The community name derives from Chinook term for "potato"
The latitude of Wapato is 46.447N. The longitude is -120.419W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,575.
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3% of Wapato residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wapato ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wapato was $9,451, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Wapato residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wapato, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.
Libraries in Wapato include Wapato Library ... View libraries
Yakima County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wapato political report.
The average commute time for Wapato workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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